Definition of 'accept'
Example sentences containing 'accept'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
She then agreed to accept the money but give it to charity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Damage like this makes it very unlikely that a phone company will accept there is a manufacturing fault. The Sun (2017)You need support to accept your body as it is now. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The agent accepted he did receive money but through an approved channel. The Sun (2010)The company accepts that it will be slow going for some time yet. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Only original vouchers are valid and no photocopies will be accepted. The Sun (2013)He was ready to accept any warm body that would say yes. Christianity Today (2000)He accepts it is valid and is searching hard for the answers. The Sun (2008)The company also accepts that it still has not figured out how best to put advertising on mobile phones. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They discussed it, and agreed he would accept if he were offered a place. Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France (2006)The board agreed to accept the offer on Friday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's far more useful to accept your body shape and eat healthily. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Which of the following projects should the company accept to stay within the $1 million budget? Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)If you accept criticism as valid, say so. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)In addition the lender agreed to accept interest-only payments for six months. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)If its proposal is accepted, the company will be saddled with a higher interest bill. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The judge said the school's governing body accepted that the way it conducted the appeal was unfair. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I accepted this and agreed to forget it. The Sun (2006)I love and accept my body completely. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When he received a letter accepting his first book'it was like getting a letter from an unearthly address. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Friends now accepts it received your request for a transfer before it imposed its moratorium and therefore agrees to the request for a partial transfer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The individual then received a penalty notice from police and is said to have agreed to accept three points on their licence for the offence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Although he would not accept or recognize it, he shows many of the signs of self-loathing. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Society does not, of course, always recognize or accept that individual needs give rise to social problems. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)Once the problems are recognized and society accepts some degree of commitment in the battle against social evils then, naturally, public expenditure is bound to rise. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)
Trends of 'accept'
Very Common. accept is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'accept'
British English: accept /əkˈsɛpt/ VERB
If you accept something that you have been offered, you say yes to it or agree to take it.
Eventually he persuaded her to accept an offer of marriage.
All those invited to next week's peace conference have accepted.
- American English: accept
- Arabic: يَقْبَلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: aceitar
- Chinese: 接受
- Croatian: prihvatiti
- Czech: přijmout
- Danish: acceptere
- Dutch: accepteren
- European Spanish: aceptar
- Finnish: hyväksyä
- French: accepter
- German: akzeptieren
- Greek: δέχομαι
- Italian: accettare
- Japanese: 受け入れる
- Korean: 받아들이다
- Norwegian: godta
- Polish: przyjąć
- European Portuguese: aceitar
- Romanian: a accepta
- Russian: принять
- Spanish: aceptar
- Swedish: acceptera
- Thai: ยอมรับ
- Turkish: kabul etmek
- Ukrainian: приймати
- Vietnamese: chấp nhận
Definition of accept from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Live well without sacrificing your quality of life
Now is the perfect time to start thinking ahead. Here’s how a busy family can take control of their financial future
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.